The recent budget battle in Congress highlighted a number of important issues with which our country struggles. Besides health care, immigration and other hot-button topics, however, another important point raised during the debate should be noted for readers of our Vancouver Washington Social Security disability law blog.
The point concerns the solvency ofthe Social Security disability trust fund. This fund, which supports millions of disabled individuals along with their children and spouses, has just about two years left before it starts to run out of money. That means that by this time in 2016, recipients of disability benefits could be subject to a cut of up to 20 percent to their benefits.